Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Knitting and Reading

Happy Wednesday everyone, now that my back ache is gone I can slowly resume my usual doings. And I am happy to be able to join in Ginny's yarn along again.

I am knitting a hat for Del. The pattern is "Fortnight" by Jared Flood. I love his patterns, they are well written and easy to follow. But - if one does not read the entire pattern before casting on, one might just end up frogging after row 11 (because one forgot to knit 4 rows at the beginning) ;-). I am using Patons Classic Wool, I like the way it feels and it is easy to work with.
I am reading "The Fruit of Her Hands" by Michelle Cameron, one of three books I found at the dollar store last weekend. It is a very interesting story, taking place in 13th century Europe.


Tracey said...

Oh, those pesky patterns. I love working with easy yarn.
Yes, the yarn I am using is very nice to work with, not splitty at all.
My husband visited several of the camps when he was in Germany and I had a teacher who's parents were survivors. Her father came and gave a talk to our class. I was a senior in high school and it made a deep impression on me. I have heard children say that the horrors never really happened and that scares me. I try to teach my children as much history as I can so that it doesn't repeat itself.
Ok, enough. I hope your day is a beautiful one filled with joy! xx

Swanski said...

Ripping out seems to be in the air :) I do like his patterns though. I still cannot believe you bought those books for a dollar!! said...

oh geez, i haven't even used a pattern yet, it sounds so scary! lol those hats look great though!